Help Me B uy an internal Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iriejedi, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Can some one post for me a catalog # from say CDW or Mac Wearhouse of an HD that will plug and ply into my Power Mac G5's (2 x 2.5) second drive bay.

    Preferably of a good brand with high end performance. 200-250 gig range.

    Let's just say I have returned more than one product in my career... and have been stuck with hardware that I 'thought' was compatible.

    Thanks in advance.

    Price is less the issue - I really am more interested in what brand is quality and the actual model/part # for the said product in said computer.

    Thank you in advance.

    Irie J
     
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    Any 'ol SATA drive will work in that machine. I'm partial to Seagate and Western Digital.

    For my file server at work, I'll be sticking in 4+ of the following WD drives. They're rated for server work, and have a 5 year warranty (compared to the standard 3):

    Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500SD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144179
     
  3. iriejedi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Thank you so much - wow talk about a great price!
     
  4. iriejedi thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iriejedi

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    Additional Cables?


    Are the power and data cables mentioned in the Apple DIY manual included inside the machine already or is that an accessory I need to purchase along with the drive?

    :confused:
     
  5. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    ALL you need to buy is the drive. The mounting screws, power, and data cable are already in the machine in the exact spot the drive will go.
     
  6. macbaseball macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I would get this one for the 16 Mb cache and 5 year warrantee.

    Link
     
  7. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Whatever drive you buy, read the fine print. A new drive should have a 3 or 5 year factory warranty. If it does not state that in writing, take a pass on that vendor.

    The cheapest vendors sell used or returned, (reconditioned, recertified) drives, "pulls" and OEM drives that carry a zero to one year warranty. You don't want that.
     

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